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Canadian Firearms laws are broken, and I want to fix them

February 13, 2017

Canadian Firearms laws are broken, and I want to fix them. At the whim of a bureaucrat, firearms are assigned new classifications. Legally purchased firearms are being made illegal, even though no laws have changed. This needs to stop. The firearms laws are so complicated, and so convoluted, that they...

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Two Threats to Freedom of Speech: M-103 and C-16

February 12, 2017

Although they were presented by their supporters as measures to protect minorities from discrimination, a motion and a bill being debated in Parliament could seriously threaten free speech in our country. Having received many requests to clarify my position on these two issues, here are my reasons to oppose them. ...

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Let’s get Atlantic Canada Out of its Have-Not Status

February 07, 2017

Last Saturday, at the debate in Halifax, other candidates accused me of abandoning Atlantic Canada. They said that my proposal to freeze the equalization budget until we review its funding and the way the money is being distributed is going to hurt the region economically. Of course, in the short...

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Canada's Equalization Program is Unfair and Ineffective: Maxime Bernier

February 02, 2017

OTTAWA – Today, Maxime Bernier announced that he will bring fairness to Canada's system of equalization payments to provinces. Rather than continuing the welfare trap that our system of equalization has become, Bernier proposes to create an environment that encourages provinces to succeed and thrive, rather than relying on aid...

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SPEECH: Canada’s Equalization Program Is Unfair and Ineffective

February 02, 2017

When it was started in 1957, Canada’s equalization program had a noble intention: To ensure that Canadians from coast to coast have a similar level of service from their provincial government, whether they live in poorer or richer provinces. It was seen as a way to unite the country. Unfortunately,...

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Security and Prosperity for Canadians

January 18, 2017

Since the beginning of this leadership race, I have proposed several policies with the general goal of reducing the size of the federal government and focusing its interventions on its core functions. Everyone understands what it means to have a smaller government when it comes to economic policy. But what...

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An Immigration Policy to Fulfill Canada’s Economic Needs

January 08, 2017

Immigration has become a very contentious issue in politics. We’ve seen in recent years the rise of anti-immigration parties in Europe. It featured prominently in the U.S. presidential election. And it has become part of the debate in the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race. Canada has always been...

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Sound Monetary Policy

December 13, 2016

For a sound monetary policy that protects Canadians from inflation and financial crashes   Maxime Bernier   December 15, 2016     A few weeks ago, the Bank of Canada and the Department of Finance announced that they were renewing the Bank’s mandate of a 2% inflation target...

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A New Role for CBC/Radio-Canada (Speech)

November 23, 2016

A New, More Focused Role for CBC/Radio-Canada   Maxime Bernier November 23, 2016   When it was created 80 years ago, CBC/Radio-Canada was meant to give a voice to Canadians in the new world of radio broadcasting. It did the same later when television became a mass media. 

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NR: Reforms for CBC/Radio-Canada

November 23, 2016

Maxime Bernier Announces Reforms for CBC/Radio-Canada CBC/Radio-Canada would Focus on its Mandate Instead of Unfairly Competing with Struggling Private Broadcasters   November 23, 2016 For Immediate Release

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